Robinson Cano is no longer a Yankee, but the memory of him in pinstripes still is fresh in some minds.
Specifically, hitting coach Kevin Long still seems bitter about Cano’s lack of hustle.
Long told the Daily News about Cano not running hard to first base:
If somebody told me I was a dog, I’d have to fix that. When you choose not to, you leave yourself open to taking heat, and that’s your fault. For whatever reason, Robbie chose not to.
I’m sure Long means plays like these:
I’ve seen Cano do it, and I share the same opinion. If you’re paid that much, at least you can hustle.
Cano signed a big-time contract, 10 years for $240 million, with the Mariners in the offseason.
I’m sure there’s no provisions in there to hustle down the first-base line.
But there should be. Do you think it would scare off a player?
Do you think it would be a good idea? Post your comments below.
– Rick Green